Red lipsticks: get your pout mistletoe perfect
Wearing red lipstick - how to do perfect red lips
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Wearing red lipstick - how to do perfect red lips

With red being such a strong colour statement there's no room for mistakes, so make up artist Dani Guinsburg gave us the lowdown on how to get it right.

1. Coat lips with a lip primer to give a smooth base for even lipstick application. Next, fill in the lips neatly with a liner that matches your chosen red lipstick.

2. Using a lip brush, carefully apply the lipstick starting from the middle of the mouth working your way out towards the corners.

3. Define the cupid’s bow, the corners of the mouth and the middle of the lower lip for extra impact and a flawless shape.

4. Lastly, balance out bold lips with natural looking nude eyes; just a touch of eyeliner and a coat of mascara so as not to distract from the impact of the lips."

Try Urban Decay's Lip Primer Potion which creates a silky smooth base for any lipstick or lip stain:

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